- CEO & Founder
- Gloture Co. Ltd.
Date of birth: April 29, 1989
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 6.5 (as of February 2019)
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved manga. I am not an otaku (geek), but the way manga characters are portrayed made me feel a special confidence, so when it was time to get my master’s degree, I chose Japan as my destination. I first came in 2012, studied Japanese language for one year and then got my master’s degree at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies . Once I finished, I was so happy in Japan that I decided to stay and start my own company.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Even if things seem impossible, you need to encourage yourself until it is done — you need to keep believing in yourself and push yourself to go beyond your boundaries. I also apply this motto to my staff; I think it gives them the needed push to have the confidence they need to pursue the goals.
When I was 19, I opened my first business and I used what I learned at that time to open my company in Japan and make it a successful one. Our clients are some of the biggest international technology related startups and I am proud of seeing them returning for our services. I feel that I gained my space here as a foreign woman. I am also proud of the team I have.
I am planing to expand my business, hopefully early next year, to Shenzhen, China. I would like to keep expanding my company and the services we provide, including the recently launched e-commerce platform where we sell tech gadgets. I would also like to open a stylish and futuristic store where people can come and try the gadgets being sold at our e-commerce platform.
Japanese people have their own rules; when you come to Japan you are a guest, so you need to respect the rules, but it is important that you do it by keeping true to yourself. If you have a new idea, a solution or a proposal do not be afraid to say it — go for it. In a nation that its not our home country, we all need to bend a little, but keep your culture, be yourself. It is important that you do not try to be someone you are not.